L1138E-09 Digital Fabrication Technologist McEwen School of Architecture This position is designated as one that requires a different work week and/or hour of work. Upon 4 weeks’ notice, the work week and/or hours of work may be changed. This may include evenings and/or weekend shifts.
The successful candidate will coordinate the Digital Fabrication processes that are part of the School’s design-build philosophy. The School of Architecture’s Fabrication Lab has 2 laser cutters, a 3-axis CNC machine, a robotic arm and linear track, full Wood Shop along with a Wet Lab (for rammed earth and other wet materials), a Photo Lab and a modest Metal Lab. Together, these facilities (all under one roof) form the Fabrication Lab that the School uses heavily for making projects related to Design Studio and other courses.
The person joining the MSoA in the role of Digital Fabrication Technologist should be trained to strive for craft and innovation in digital design. Their role will be intensive in its involvement with both students and faculty in the courses that are offered in the BAS and March curriculum. Joining a team of two other Wood Technologists, the Digital Fabrication Technologist will complement the skills of the Fabrication Lab staff, with a focus on hybrid technologies, the use of wood and full-scale design-build projects.
- Being responsible for day-to-day operations, maintenance and health and safety activities of all digital fabrication equipment;
- Implementing and maintaining all health and safety protocols (i.e. Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario, WHMIS, etc.);
- Being responsible for the management and maintenance of all digital fabrication equipment (i.e. laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC machine, Robotic Cell, etc.);
- Preparation of Fab Lab manuals for all digital fabrication equipment;
- Overseeing the inventory of materials pertaining to all digital fabrication equipment, including regular inventory reports to monitor inventory levels;
- Identifies appropriate sources for materials and equipment from suppliers;
- Tracking overall fabrication budget and related expenditures, including ordering from suppliers;
- Developing a regular maintenance and service schedule for all digital fabrication equipment;
- Maintaining day to day operations of electronic lab equipment (soldering, prototyping, etc.) along with other emergent technologies;
- Remaining current on the latest emerging technologies;
- Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the architectural, scientific and technical work performed in the department, service, laboratory or firm.
- Coordinating time schedules for all tasks required to prepare facilities for specific course needs;
- Supporting curriculum objectives & various teaching methods;
- Providing training and instruction to students, faculty, and other technologists on the application of digital fabrication technologies;
- Training and supervision of work-study students, teaching assistants or research assistants;
- Coordination with faculty in the advance preparation of materials for student projects, including measuring and the cutting of material stock for course projects;
- Implementing a system for recording, tracking and organizing of materials, consumables, accessories and replacement components;
- Coordinating with the other MSoA Technologists in the selling of materials to students using University prescribed protocols
- Other duties as required.
- University degree required in Architecture;
- to 5 years of relevant experience;
- Extensive background in architecture;
- Proficiency in digital modeling environments;
- Proficiency in CAD/CAM software;
- Proficiency in the use of digital fabrication equipment including laser cutters, 3D printers and CNC technologies;
- Proficiency with robotic technologies and associated software;
- Proficiency with other advanced manufacturing technologies;
- Proficiency with electronic prototyping technologies;
- Familiarity with parametric software platforms (i.e. Grasshopper);
- Knowledge of programming languages;
- Knowledge of digital modelling technologies in Architecture is preferred;
- Ability to manage timelines;
- Knowledge of Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act; WHMIS training;
- Demonstrated ability to exercise patience in the execution of day-to-day activities;
- A record of ‘Research Creation’ would be a further asset;
- Bilingualism (English and French) or willingness to attend French language training will be required; knowledge of an Indigenous language or demonstrated fluency is an asset
Extended medical insurance (e.g. prescription drugs, paramedical services, medical services and equipment)
This position is designated as one that requires a different work week and/or hour of work. Upon 4 weeks’ notice, the work week and/or hours of work may be changed. This may include evenings and/or weekend shifts.
Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your application.
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